With an aim to improve lives of small and low marginal farmers, Union Ministry of science and technology has planned to launch an open source data platform called FarmerZone. The data served will be from biological researches which will help farmers to improve the ways and methods of agriculture using that data. The motive of the programme is to implement smartness in agriculture which will include new and improved ways of agriculture.
The announcement was made by (DBT) at New Delhi at Smart Agriculture Conclave which was organized recently. Along with DBT that organized the conclave, UK based Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Research Councils UK (RCUK) India are among other partners for the conclave.
FarmerZone by DBT will connect farmers, government officials, economists and representatives from global companies that are continuously working in the big-data and e-commerce space to provide technology-based localised agricultural-solutions. FarmerZone will collect relevant quality data related to agriculture and data will be stored on cloud. More websites will be developed to link farmers and evolve PPP based enterprises for data delivery.